Greater Hartford Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

About Us

The Greater Hartford Labor Council, AFL-CIO represents over 25,000 members of 70 unions throughout north central Connecticut. The mission of the Greater Hartford Labor Council, AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation.

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GREATER HARTFORD CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL EXECUTIVE BOARD

Officers - 2014 - 2016

President Peggy Buchanan AFT 4200
Ex. Vice President Clarke King AFSCME 1716
Secretary-Treasurer Stephen Ferrucci III SEIU 2001
Assistant Secretary Treasurer Shane Allen UFCW 371
Recording Secretary Janice Williams UFCW 919
Assistant Recording Secretary Karen Blanchard IAM 743

Twenty Vice Presidents

1. Vice President Lori Adgers AFSCME 196

2. Vice President Joshua Blanchfield AFT 1018

3. Vice President Shellye Davis AFT 2221

4. Vice President Paul Duff IAM 743

5. Vice President Vince Fusco IAFF 760

6. Vice President Joshua Hall AFT 1018

7. Vice President Mike Hassett Roofers 9

8. Vice President Marsha McCurdy IAFF 1241

9. Vice President David McCluskey UAW

10. Vice President Joe Messina Musicians 400

11. Vice President John O'Toole IBEW 1040

12. Vice President Rochelle Palache SEIU 32BJ

13. Vice President Karen Prendergast AFT 4200

14. Vice President David Roche Sheet Metal 40

15.Vice President Patrena Smith OPEIU 277

16. Vice President Janice White APWU 147

17. Vice President                          IAM 1746

18. Vice President

19.Vice President

20. Vice President

 

Constituency Groups and ARA

Vice President  A Philip Randolph Institute
Vice President Win Heimer ARA
Vice President Kathy Santiago CBTU
Vice President Carol Censki CLUW
Vice President Jose Melara LCLAA
Vice President Pride at Work

Emerging Leader – Appointed Position – not up for election

 

By-Laws of the Greater Hartford Central Labor Council AFL-CIO
Revised 1/5/10


PREAMBLE

The establishment of this Local Central Body as a subordinate unit of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, hereinafter referred to as the AFL-CIO, is an expression of the desire of the unions in this community to participate fully in the achievement of the objectives of the parent Federation as it seeks to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the working people of all America.

We seek the fulfillment of these hopes and aspirations through a democratic process within the framework of our constitutional government and consistent with our institutions and traditions.

At the collective bargaining table, in the community, in exercise of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, we shall responsibly serve the interests of ail the American people.

We pledge ourselves to the more effective organization of working men and women; to secure for them full recognition and enjoyment of the rights to which they are justly entitled; to the achievement of ever higher standards of living and working conditions; to the attainment of security for all the people; to the enjoyment of the leisure which their skills make possible; and to the strengthening and extension of our way of life and the fundamental freedoms which are the basis of our democratic society.

We shall combat resolutely the forces which seek to undermine the democratic institutions of our nation and to enslave the human soul. We shall strive always to win full respect for the dignity of the human individuals whom our unions serve.

Grateful for the fine traditions of our past, confident of meeting the challenge of the future, we proclaim this constitution.

ARTICLE 1 Name and Affiliation
This organization shall be known as the Greater Hartford Labor Council, AFL-CIO, here in after referred to as the Central Body, it shall at all times maintain affiliation with the AFL-CIO in accordance with the laws of the organization. As a Chartered Organization (1896),of the AFLCIO, this central body, shall conform its activities on state matters to the policies of the state central body, and on national affairs to the policies of the AFL-CIO.

ARTICLE 2 Goals
The goals of this Central Body shall be to promote, through appropriate activities in the geographical area covered by the charter of the Central Body, the principles of the AFL-CIO, including the following:

(a) To assist in furthering the appropriate goals and policies of the AFL-CIO, or of organizations affiliated with the AFL-CIO (provided such goals or policies are not inconsistent with the goals or policies of the AFL-CIO);

(b) To serve as a means of exchanging information among affiliated bodies on matters of common interest;
(c) To provide aid, cooperation and assistance to affiliated local unions and other affiliated bodies in their common and individual endeavors;

(d) To propose, support and promote legislation favorable to and to oppose legislation detrimental to the interest of workers and organized labor;

(e) To encourage workers to register and vote, to exercise their full rights and responsibilities of citizenship and to perform their rightful part in the political life of the local, state and national communities;

(f) To support and work in coalition with community leaders and organizations that promote a working families agenda;

(g) To engage in such other activities as are consistent with the objectives and principles set forth in the Constitution of the AFL-CIO and the policies of the AFL-CIO.

ARTICLE 3 Composition and Delegates

SECTION 1
A union retiree group, at large retiree club, and an affiliated constituency group may be admitted as an affiliate with one (1) delegate and one (1) vote. When two or more retiree groups desire to affiliate with the central body and are eligible to do so, they shall affiliate through a council of the retiree groups; a retiree council shall be entitled to one (1) delegate and one (1) vote.

(a) Local unions of national and international union and organizing committees affiliated with the AFL-CIO, and local unions chartered directly by the AFL-CIO.

(b) Local Councils chartered by the Trade and Industrial Departments of the AFL-CIO.

(c) Joint Boards, District Councils and similar subordinate organizations which are duly chartered by an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.

SECTION 2
Affiliated local unions in good standing shall be entitled to representation based on per capita tax paid according to the following schedule:

100 members or less 2 delegates

101-300 members 3 delegates

301-500 members 4 delegates

501-800 members 5 delegates

801-1500 members 6 delegates

One additional delegate for each additional 1000 members or any fraction thereof above 1500.




SECTION 3
No person shall be eligible to serve as a delegate unless he or she is a member of a local union affiliated with this Central Body or unless he or she is a National or International Union representative regularly serving such an affiliated union. No person shall be eligible to serve as a delegate who holds a salaried position, or any other position of administrative or executive authority, in a union or any subordinate branch of a union which has been suspended or expelled from the AFL-CIO.

SECTION 4
Delegates or their alternates shall not be entitled to a seat in the council unless provided with credentials properly signed, sealed and submitted to the Recording Secretary by the Officers of the organization they are to represent.

SECTION 5
Upon acceptance of a delegate's credentials, the presiding officer shall administer the following obligation: "I, (name of delegate), do pledge that I will obey the rules and regulations of this Greater Hartford Labor Council AFL-CIO, and, to the best of my ability,
perform all the duties I may be called on to discharge as a delegate thereto. I also pledge that I will patronize only union labels, shop cards and service buttons when they are available and that I will qualify myself to vote in all local, state and federal elections. To all of the foregoing I most solemnly pledge my sacred word of honor."

SECTION 6
Absence from three consecutive meetings of the Central Body without an acceptable excuse, as determined by the Local union or subordinate body, shall be sufficient grounds for declaring a delegate's seat vacant.

ARTICLE 4 Voting

SECTION 1
Except on roll call votes, each delegate shall be entitled to one vote. Voting shall be by voice vote or division of the house (show of hands or standing vote) unless a roll call vote is properly demanded by the required number of delegates as provided for in Section 2 of this Article. No delegate shall be permitted to cast the proxy of another delegate and no delegate shall be allowed to represent more than one organization.

SECTION 2
A roll call vote shall be held on any pending question, including election of officers, upon demand of twenty percent (20%) or more of the delegates present.

SECTION 3
On roll call votes each local union shall be entitled to cast one vote for each 100 members or any fraction thereof, based upon the average membership of the local union, as determined according to the provisions of Section 4 of this Article.

SECTION 4
The average membership of a local union shall be determined on the basis of per capita tax payments for the two (2) preceding full calendar quarters. The average membership of a local union affiliated for less than the base period shall be computed from the month of affiliation, and shall be determined by dividing the total per capita tax paid for all months affiliated by the number of months affiliated or by six (6), whichever is greater.

SECTION 5
The votes of a local union shall be divided equally among all its accredited delegates present and each delegate shall be entitled to cast only his or her assigned number of votes, except that to facilitate the calling of the roll, one delegate may be designated to cast all of the votes of the delegates representing his local union, provided that if any delegate shall challenge the correctness of the votes so cast, the individual delegates of that local union shall be polled.

SECTION 6
The Secretary-Treasurer shall maintain, on a current basis, the official record of Per-Capita, showing the average membership of each local union as established under the provisions of Article 4, Section 4.

ARTICLE 5 Meetings

SECTION 1
Regular meetings of the Central Body shall be held at a date and time and place as determined by the Executive Board. Sufficient notice of the meetings will be given to all delegates.

SECTION 2
Special meetings for consideration of specified matters shall be held when ordered by a regular meeting of the Central Body or by vote of the Executive Board. Written notice of a special meeting shall be given to all affiliated organizations and or to each delegate at least five days in advance of the meeting. The matter, or matters, for consideration of the special meeting shall be stated in the notice and no other business shall be transacted.

SECTION 3
25 delegates representing 6 different affiliated local unions shall constitute a quorum for transaction of business.

ARTICLE 6 Officers and Elections

SECTION 1
(a) The officers of the Central Body shall consist of a President, an Executive Vice President, a Recording Secretary, An Asst. Recording Secretary, A Secretary-Treasurer, an Asst. Secretary-Treasurer, Twenty-one Vice Presidents and an official chapter of an affiliated constituency group shall be entitled to a Vice Presidency seat, which together shall constitute the Executive Board of the Central Body.

(b) Of the twenty-one Vice Presidents, one shall be designated as an “Emerging Leader”. At the first regular monthly meeting following the election of officers, the Executive Board shall recommend to the delegate body the name of one delegate to hold the seat of the “Emerging Leader” Vice President. The Executive Board shall provide education and training in leadership skills to the “Emerging Leader” Vice President. Said Vice President shall be considered an “at large” position and shall be entitled to one vote on the board.

Section 3
The term of office shall be 2 years and each officer shall hold office until his/her successor has been elected or recommended in the case of the Emerging Leader Vice President and installed.


SECTION 4
Each officer, at the time of his or her election and at all times during his or her term of office shall be a duly accredited delegate from an affiliated organization. If he or she ceases to be a delegate, the office he or she holds shall thereby become vacant and a special election
as elsewhere provided for in this constitution shall be held to fill the vacancy.


SECTION 5
At any one time not more than two members of the same local may serve as Vice Presidents of the Central Body.

SECTION 6
The election shall be held at the regular meeting in the month of February (In even numbered years) unless uncontested in which case the Secretary-Treasurer shall be directed to cast one vote at the close of nominations in January. Nominations shall be opened at the meeting in the proceeding month. No member shall be nominated for office unless he or she is present or signifies his or her willingness in writing. The letter or notice of his or her intent must be in the hands of the Recording Secretary before the start of the meeting at which nominations will take place. Notices shall be sent by the Recording Secretary to all accredited Locals seven (7) days in advance of the meetlng. Nominations shall be made for each office separately and at the close of nominations for each office, the Recording Secretary shall call the names of the nominees for office. All nominees who accept shall have their names printed on the official ballot as candidates for election in alphabetical order. The election shall not be postponed except for absence of a quorum or by order of the AFL-CIO or duly constituted public authority. A postponed election shall be held at the first succeeding regular meeting with due notice being given all affiliated organizations, or as may be directed by the AFL-CIO or by the public authority which ordered the postponement.

SECTION 7
Installation of officers shall be sworn in when elected except that an officer-elect who is unavoidably absent shall be installed at the earliest possible meeting following the election, or he or she may be given the obligation at a meeting of the Executive Board.

SECTION 8
(a) The election for uncontested officers may be by acclamation. The election for contested offices shall be held by a ROLL CALL VOTE based on Per Capita membership of each local. The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes shall be declared elected, subject to
the restrictions in Section 4 of this article.

(b) Run-off elections which are made necessary by a tie vote shall be deferred until the next regular meeting of the Central Body.

SECTION 9
Election by roll call vote shall be held in accordance with the provisions of rule 10(b) of the AFL-CIO rules governing local Central Bodies, issued September 21,1965, or as the rule may subsequently be amended.

SECTION 10
In the event of a vacancy in any office, the position shall be filled by special election, with nominations at the next meeting following the vacancy and the election at the succeeding meeting.

SECTION 11
Before entering upon his or her duties, each officer-elect shall assume the following obligations:
"I, (give name) do hereby promise to faithfully perform all the duties of the office to which I have been elected to the best of my ability and to uphold the constitution of this Greater Hartford Labor Council and of the AFL-CIO. I further promise to deliver all property in my possession belonging to the Central Body to my successor in office and to surrender such property to the President of the AFL-CIO upon his official demand. To all of the foregoing I most solemnly pledge my sacred word of honor."

ARTICLE 7 Duties of Officers

SECTION 1
The President shall be the presiding officers of all meetings of the Central Body and of the Executive Board. He or she shall countersign all orders for the payment of funds of the Central Body. He or she shall exercise general supervision over the affairs and activities of the Central Body and shall perform such other duties as usually pertain to the office and as may be ordered by the Central Body or the Executive Board. He or she shall have power to interpret this Constitution, subject to ratification of the Central Body. He or she shall be ex-officio/a member of all committees. He or she may appoint as many Sergeants at
Arms as necessary to assist in maintaining order in the conduct of meetings of the Central Body. The President shall be in charge of all statements to the Press.

SECTION 2
The Executive Vice President shall serve as President whenever the President is out of town, ill or absent for any reason and shall be the presiding officer of all meetings of the Central Body and of the Executive Board and share with the President those responsibilities as may be assigned by the President and or the Executive Board and perform such other duties of the President that must be performed when the President if not available.

SECTION 3
The Recording Secretary shall keep a correct record of the proceedings of all meetings, including that of the Executive Board; shall carry on all correspondence connected with the business of the Council and perform such other duties as is usual to his or her office or
that which may be assigned. Upon receipt from ail affiliated locals of their lists of accredited delegates and alternates, he or she shall communicate with same insuring proper notification of all meetings of the Central Body.

SECTION 4
The Assistant Recording Secretary shall work under the direction of and assist the Recording Secretary in the performance of the duties of the office and shall act for the Recording Secretary whenever, for any reason the Recording Secretary is absent.

SECTION 5
(a) The Secretary-Treasurer shall receive and disburse all funds of this Central Body upon proper authorization. He or she shall maintain adequate financial records showing the standing of all affiliated organizations and the source and disposition of funds in his or her care. He or she shall handle the funds and keep the financial records in a manner which will meet the applicable requirements of the Code of Ethical Practices concerning accounting and financial controls as approved by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO and as may be required by the Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO under rules governing local Central
Bodies.

(b) The Secretary-Treasurer shall submit to the Central Body a monthly financial statement of all funds in his or her keeping, showing the accounts in such detail as the Executive Board or the Central Body may require and shall submit his or her books for examination and compilation to a Certified C.P.A. at least annually and for audit on request of the Executive Board or the Central Body.
(c) The Secretary-Treasurer will convene a committee comprised of Executive Board members to study and make recommendations regarding staff and employment issues.

SECTION 6
The Assistant Secretary-Treasurer shall work under the direction of and assist the Secretary-Treasurer in the performance of the duties of that office and shall act for the Secretary-Treasurer whenever, for any reason the Secretary-Treasurer is absent.

SECTION 7
It shall be the duties of the Vice Presidents to assist the President as required; to determine that only accredited delegates, alternates or invited guests are permitted to enter Council meetings; to assist in preserving order and in the absence of the President and Executive Vice President, a Vice President, designated by the President andlor the Executive President shall preside at the Council meeting. In the event of there being no designation by either the President or the Executive Vice President, the most senior Vice President shall preside at the Council meeting.

SECTION 8
At least three Vice Presidents shall approve all vouchers subject to over-rule by the Executive Board. A Committee may be appointed by the President to be custodians of the physical property of the Central Body and to maintain an inventory of all such properties.

SECTION 9
The Executive Officers shall receive a stipend in lieu of expenses as recommended by the executive board and delegates. The amount of the stipend shall be reviewed biannually.

SECTION 10
Should any officer absent him or her self from three consecutive meetings and fail to present a valid excuse to either the President, Executive Vice President or the Recording Secretary, his or her office, may upon notice and hearing be declared vacant and an election held to fill the unexpired term. A seven day notice to be sent to delegates of this election.

ARTICLE 8 Executive Board

SECTION 1
The Executive Board shall be composed of all officers enumerated in Article 6, Section 1.

SECTION 2
The Executive Board shall be the governing body of the Central Body between meetings and it is authorized and empowered to take such action and render decisions as may be necessary to carry out fully, the decisions and instructions of the Central Body and as may
be necessary and appropriate to safeguard and promote the best interest of the Central Body and its affiliated unions.

SECTION 3
The Executive Board shall meet regularly at least once each month at such time and place as it may determine and shall meet on call of the President when a special meeting is necessary.

SECTION 4
The Executive Board shall have the power to make temporary appointment to any office not otherwise provided for in this Constitution for a period of a temporary disability or the absence of an officer or, in case of a permanent vacancy, until a special election has been held.

SECTION 5
A quorum for transaction of business of the Executive Board shall be ten members present and voting.

ARTICLE 9 Charges and Hearing

SECTION 1
Any affiliated organization by vote of its membership, or any officer of or delegate to the Central Body shall have the right to file charges.

(a) Against any delegate to the Central Body for having engaged in conduct or a course of action hostile or contrary to the best interest of the Central Body or contrary to its Constitution, or

(b) Against any officer of the Central Body for violating the Constitution or rules of the AFL-CIO or the Constitution of this Central Body, or for conduct unbecoming an officer, misappropriation of funds, malfeasance in office or neglect of duty, or

(c) Against any organization affiliated with the Central Body for having engaged in conduct or a course of activity hostile or contrary to the best interest of the Central Body or contrary to this Constitution.

SECTION 2
All charges shall be in writing, specifying the particular act or acts charged; shall be signed by the charging party or by its officers, if an affiliated organization; and shall be filed with the President or the Secretary-Treasurer of the Central Body, or with any other officer of the Central Body, if both the President and Secretary-Treasurer are charged.

SECTION 3
Upon receipt of the charges properly filed the officer receiving the charges shall present them to the Executive Board at its next meeting and the Executive Board shall determine by majority vote whether or not the charges merit a hearing.

SECTION 4
The Executive Board may take appropriate disciplinary action, including the suspension or expulsion of any delegate or affiliated organization and suspension or removal of any officer found guilty of the charges by a two thirds vote, following a hearing, of which the accused shall have been notified and furnished with a copy of the charges not less than thirty days in advance of the hearing. Both the accused and the charging party shall be afforded full opportunity to be heard and to present evidence.

SECTION 5
The decision of the Executive Board under Section 3 or Section 4 shall be reported to the next meeting of the Central Body. Such decision shall be final and binding unless appealed as hereinafter provided.

SECTION 6
The decision of the Executive Board may be appealed to the Central Body by either party. Notice of such appeal shall be filed in writing with the President or the Secretary-Treasurer within ten days of the Executive Board's report to the Central Body. The appeal shall be heard expeditiously and at a regular meeting of the Central Body, at which time the charging party, the defendant and the Executive Board: through its selective spokesperson, in that order, shall be allowed ten minutes each to present statements of the case, following which
the delegates shall vote on the question of sustaining the decision of the Executive Board. It shall require a majority vote to sustain the decision.

SECTION 7
The final decision of the Central Body may be appealed to the AFL-CIO as provided in the rules of the AFL-CIO governing local Central Bodies. The decision of the Central Body shall remain in effect during appeal unless reversed, modified or temporarily stayed by the AFL-CIO.

ARTICLE 10 Per Capita Taxes and Fees

SECTION 1
(a) Affiliated unions shall pay a monthly PER CAPITA TAX of 25 cents (Effective September 1998) on all dues paying members of the Local Union except that a local union whose members are regularly employed in the jurisdiction of another Central Body, and is affiliated
with such Central Body, shall be required to pay per capita tax on its members regularly employed within the jurisdiction of this Central Body. A local union desiring to affiliate shall pay one month's per capita tax at the time of affiliation. Per capita tax for succeeding months shall be due on the first of each month thereafter. Per capita tax in each case shall be based on the number of dues-paying members for the preceding month. If per capita tax for any month is not paid by the first of the second month following, the local shall be deemed in arrears.

SECTION 2
Affiliated constituency groups and retiree groups (as defined in Article 3, Section I), shall pay an annual fee of $15.00. Any such organization desiring to affiliate shall pay one year's fee at the time of affiliating. The annual fee for succeeding years shall be due on the first of February each year thereafter and, if not paid by the first of March the organization shall be deemed in arrears.

SECTION 3
A local union or other organization which becomes three months in arrears shall be so notified in writing by the Secretary-Treasurer and if it becomes five months in arrears shall not be considered in good standing and shall not be entitled to voice or vote in meetings of this Central Body. It shall be so notified in writing by the Secretary-Treasurer.

SECTION 4
A local union o[ other organization which becomes four months in arrears shall stand suspended from membership and shall be so notified in writing by the Secretary-Treasurer.

SECTION 5
A local union or other organization which has been suspended, or which has withdrawn from membership, may be reinstated by payments of all amounts due at the time of suspension or withdrawal and the current per capita tax or annual fee. However, the average membership of the reinstated local union for purpose of roll call voting shall be computed from the date of reinstatement as if it were a newly affiliated local union, unless the local shall pay back per capita tax for the full base period used to determine the average membership as heretofore defined.

SECTION 6
A local union paying per capita tax on less that its full dues paying membership shall be subject to suspension by the Executive Board under the procedures of Article 9 of this Constitution. The Executive Board may require a local union to produce proof of
membership where reason exists to believe such local union is violating this provision. If the local union shall fail or refuse to produce such proof on request, the Executive Board may base its determination on such evidence as may be available.

SECTION 7
The Executive Board may exonerate any local union from payment of per capita tax for any month that in the opinion of the Executive Board good cause therefore exists, subject to ratification by the Central Body. Exonerated members shall be regarded, for purposes of this Constitution, as paid up members for the period of exoneration, but the delegates representing such local shall not vote on the question of exoneration.

ARTICLE 11 Financial Practices and Audits

SECTION 1
Ail funds of the Central Body shall be placed on deposit in a national bank or other federally insured financial institution, as designated by the Executive Board and shall be paid out only on a check bearing the signature of any two of the following officers: President, Executive Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer. No funds shall be expended unless authorized by the Central Body (or the Executive Board in case of emergency) and expenditure is properly supported by voucher showing the particular purpose of the expenditure and the source of the authority for making such expenditure. All invoices, receipts and other supporting documents shall be attached to the voucher, which shall be signed by three members of the Executive Board.

SECTION 2
The accounts and financial records of the Central Body, including all committees and subordinate agencies of the Central Body, shall be examined at least annually by a Certified Public Accountant selected by the Executive Board and shall cover the full calendar
year. These examinations shall be submitted to the Central Body and a copy sent to the AFL-CIO. The Executive Board may require more frequent examinations of the accounts and financial records of the Secretary-Treasurer at its discretion.

SECTION 3
Officers, delegates and other authorized persons shall be reimbursed for all necessary and legitimate expenses, including actual loss of salary, which may be incurred in the performance of authorized activities for the Central Body. An itemized accounting of such expenses shall be submitted to the Executive Board.

SECTION 4
All officers and agents of this Central Body having financial responsibilities shall be covered by a fidelity bond in an amount to be determined by the Executive Board, or as may be required by the Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO. Should the amount of this bond exceed the amount of the bond regularly furnished without cost by the AFL-CIO the Central Body shall pay the additional cost of such bond.


ARTICLE 12 Committees

SECTION 1
(a) Each committee shall consist of at least five (5) members, no more than two (2) members to be appointed on any committee from the same Local. The President shall designate a member of each committee as the chairperson of that committee.
(b) The members of the standing Committees shall serve at the pleasure of the President.

SECTION 2
Special Committees may be established from time to time by the Central Body as needed and shall be appointed by the President unless otherwise directed by the Central Body.

SECTION 3
All committees shall report regularly to the Central Body and any Committee which fails to function shall be dismissed and a new committee appointed.

ARTICLE 13 Legislative and Political Action

SECTION 1
The legislative activities of the Central Body shall be under the direction of the President. These activities shall conform to the policies of the State AFL-CIO on state matters and to the policies of the National AFL-CIO on national affairs, and to the policies adopted by the Central Body and the decisions of the Executive Board on local matters.

SECTION 2
The political activities of the Central Body shall be under the direction of the Central Body's Committee on Political Education (C.O.P.E.), which is hereby constituted as the political arm of this Central Body. The Central Body's Committee on Political Education shall operate in conformity with the policies of the AFL-CIO and the National and State COPES.

SECTION 3
The Executive Board shall constitute the Central Body's Committee for Political Education. Additional members may be added to the Committee by properly approved By-Laws. The Central Bodies Committee on Political Education shall have the power to formulate By-Laws to govern COPE which shall be consistent with the policies of National COPE. Such By-Laws shall be subject to ratification by the Central Body.

ARTICLE 14 Rules, Parliamentary Authority and Amendments

SECTION 1
The procedures to be followed by this Central Body with respect to Boycotts, Unfair Lists, Strikes, Collective Bargaining and Publications issued or endorsed by the Central Body, and in all other

SECTION 2
In case of conflict between the provisions of this Constitution or other laws or actions of this Central Body and the Constitution of the AFL-CIO or the Rules Governing Central Bodies issued by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, the latter shall prevail and appropriate steps shall be taken by the Executive Board to initiate such amendment to this Constitution or to change or modify the laws or actions of the Central Body as necessary to bring them into conformity with the Constitution and Rules of the AFL-CIO.

SECTION 3
The parliamentary rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised, shall govern this Central Body in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with this Constitution, or such special rules of order as may be adopted by this Central Body.

SECTION 4
This Constitution may be amended by any regular meeting of this Central Body by two-thirds votes cast, provided the proposed amendment shall have been submitted in writing to the Secretary-Treasurer at the preceding regular meeting and properly certified by an affiliated organization or by a delegate representing an affiliated organization. Amendments may also be proposed by the Executive Board. All proposed amendments shall be read in full at the meeting at which they were received and copies shall be made available on request to all delegates prior to final consideration. Amendments to this Constitution shall become effective when approved by the President of the AFL-CIO.

Order of Business
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
Roll Call of Officers
Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Obligation and Seating of new delegates

 


Financial Report and Approval of Bills
Presidents Report
Committee Reports
Unfinished Business
New Business
Good and Welfare
Adjournment

 

                                            Greater Hartford Labor Council, AFL-CIO
                                                             22 Orange Street
                                                            Hartford, CT 06106
                                                          Phone 860-586-8400

                                                    Peggy Buchanan, President

 

 

Minutes of the October 1, 2014 Delegates’ Meeting

 

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